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A Love Supreme
A Love Supreme
AUTHOR: Adalber Salas
PUBLISHER: Ediciones Letra Muerta
ART DIRECTOR: Faride Mereb
JACKET DESIGNER: Faride Mereb


A Very Serious Cookbook
A Very Serious Cookbook
AUTHOR: Jeremiah Stone & Fabián von Hauske
PUBLISHER: Phaidon Press
JACKET DESIGNER: Ariane Spanier
DESIGN FIRM: Ariane Spanier Design


A zene a csendből jön (Music Comes from Silence)
A zene a csendből jön (Music Comes from Silence)
AUTHOR: András Schiff
PUBLISHER: Magvető Publishing House
JACKET DESIGNER: Anna Farkas
DESIGN FIRM: Anagraphic


Adjustment Day
Adjustment Day
AUTHOR: Chuck Palahniuk
PUBLISHER: WW Norton & Company
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu
JACKET DESIGNER: Paul D. Buckley


Aetherial Worlds
Aetherial Worlds
AUTHOR: Tatyana Tolstaya
PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Carol Devine Carson
JACKET DESIGNER: Stephanie Ross


Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry
Anthology of Contemporary Ural Poetry
AUTHOR: Vitaliy Kalpidy
PUBLISHER: Marina Volkova Publishing
JACKET DESIGNER: Pavel Pisklakov
OTHER CREDITS: Layout: Vitaliy Kalpidy, Vladlen Ferkel; Proofreading: Marina Volkova, Elena Menshenina


ArtCenter Viewbook 2019-2020
ArtCenter Viewbook 2019-2020
AUTHOR: Mike Winder
PUBLISHER: ArtCenter College of Design
JACKET DESIGNER: Creative direction and design: Brad Bartlett; Creative coding and design: Alex Seth
DESIGN FIRM: Brad Bartlett Design, LA
OTHER CREDITS: Font design: Josh Finklea; Project supervision: Scott Taylor; Editorial direction: Mike Winder; Production supervision: Ellie Eisner; Production: Audrey Krauss


Álvaro Siza Viera: A Pool in the Sea
Álvaro Siza Viera: A Pool in the Sea
AUTHOR: Kenneth Frampton
PUBLISHER: Actar
JACKET DESIGNER: Edwin van Gelder and Michael Müller
DESIGN FIRM: Mainstudio
OTHER CREDITS: Editorial committee: Wiel Arets, Vedran Mimica, Lluís Ortega, Proofreading: Paul Hammond, Text supervision: Moisés Puente, Lithography: Hilko Visser


BAM: The Next Wave Festival
BAM: The Next Wave Festival
AUTHOR: Susan Yung and Steven Serafin
PUBLISHER: Print Matters, Inc.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Andrew Sloat
JACKET DESIGNER: Andrew Sloat
DESIGN FIRM: BAM
OTHER CREDITS: BAM Hamm Archives, Joseph V. Melillo


Belt Revivals
Belt Revivals
AUTHOR: Various / Anne Trubek & Dan Crissman
PUBLISHER: Belt Publishing
JACKET DESIGNER: David Wilson


Between. Monograph dedicated to the art of Kamil Kuskowski
Between. Monograph dedicated to the art of Kamil Kuskowski
AUTHOR: dr Łukasz Musielak, prof. dr hab. Kamil Kuskowski
PUBLISHER: Wydawnictwo Artystyczno-Naukowe Wydziału Malarstwa i Nowych Mediów Akademii Sztuki w Szczecinie
ART DIRECTOR: Ryszard Bienert
JACKET DESIGNER: Ryszard Bienert


Calypso
Calypso
AUTHOR: David Sedaris
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown and Company
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mario Pulice
ART DIRECTOR: Gregg Kulick
JACKET DESIGNER: Peter Mendelsund


Carne Crua
Carne Crua
AUTHOR: Rubem Fonseca
PUBLISHER: Nova Fronteira
JACKET DESIGNER: Angelo Bottino; Fernanda Mello


Christine Birkle: How I Felt
Christine Birkle: How I Felt
AUTHOR: Johannes Kochs
PUBLISHER: Revolver Publishing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Franziska Morlok; Jenny Hasselbach
ART DIRECTOR: Franziska Morlok; Jenny Hasselbach
JACKET DESIGNER: Franziska Morlok; Jenny Hasselbach
DESIGN FIRM: Rimini Berlin


Denn sie wissen was sie tun
Denn sie wissen was sie tun
AUTHOR: Ernst Ottwalt
PUBLISHER: Büchergile Gutenberg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
ART DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
JACKET DESIGNER: Marion Blomeyer
DESIGN FIRM: Lowlypaper


Der Gott jenes Sommers
Der Gott jenes Sommers
AUTHOR: Ralf Rothmann
PUBLISHER: Büchergilde Gutenberg
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
ART DIRECTOR: Marion Blomeyer
JACKET DESIGNER: Marion Blomeyer
DESIGN FIRM: Lowlypaper


Devan Shimoyama: Cry Baby
Devan Shimoyama: Cry Baby
AUTHOR: Jessica Beck & Abigail Franzen-Sheehan
PUBLISHER: The Andy Warhol Museum
ART DIRECTOR: Shannon Jager
JACKET DESIGNER: Shannon Jager
OTHER CREDITS: Contributions by Jessica Beck Emily Colucci and Devan Shimoyama Alex Fialho Rickey Laurentiis Patrick Moore


ECHOS
ECHOS
AUTHOR: Mara Marcu
PUBLISHER: Actar Publishers
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Mara Marcu
ART DIRECTOR: Mara Marcu
JACKET DESIGNER: Kyle Winston (University of Cincinnati DAAP SAID)
DESIGN FIRM: Mara Marcu with Actar
OTHER CREDITS: Editor: Mara Marcu // Student Editors: Kyle Winston, Alan Alaniz, Chas Wiederhold, Christina Tefend, Jamie Kruer, John Meyer, Anjana Sivakumar, Erin Klein, Daham Marapane, Michael Sullivan, Brady Ginn, Seher Hashmi, Gael Perichon, Farshad Khalighinejad, Kristin Moreno, and Garcia Ghislaine // Editorial Board: Edward Mitchell, Udo Greinacher, Elizabeth Riorden, Edson Cabalfin // Graphic Design: Mara Marcu with Student Editors // Copy Editor: Gabriela Sarhos


Eva Castiel – Estrangeira (Foreign)
Eva Castiel – Estrangeira (Foreign)
AUTHOR: Eva Castiel
PUBLISHER: WMF Martins Fontes
ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico
OTHER CREDITS: Graphic Production: Lilia Góes


Familiar Things
Familiar Things
AUTHOR: Hwang Sok-yong
PUBLISHER: Egmont Publishing
JACKET DESIGNER: Geray Gencer
DESIGN FIRM: Studio Geray Gencer


Fernando Pessoa – Contos completos (Complete Stories)
Fernando Pessoa – Contos completos (Complete Stories)
AUTHOR: Fernando Pessoa
PUBLISHER: Carambaia
ART DIRECTOR: Gabriela Castro, Gustavo Marchetti, Paulo André Chagas
DESIGN FIRM: Bloco Gráfico
OTHER CREDITS: Graphic Production: Lilia Góes


Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art
Fired Up! Ready to Go!: Finding Beauty, Demanding Equity: An African American Life in Art
AUTHOR: Peggy Cooper Cafritz; Charmaine Picard
PUBLISHER: Rizzoli Electa Publications
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Eddie Opara
ART DIRECTOR: Eddie Opara
JACKET DESIGNER: Eddie Opara; Shannon Jager
DESIGN FIRM: Pentagram Design
OTHER CREDITS: Contributors: Njideka Akunyili Crosby; LaToya Ruby Frazier; Thelma Golden; Titus Kaphar; Simone Leigh; Kerry James Marshall; Uri McMillan; Tschabalala Self; Jack Shainman; Hank Willis Thomas; William Villalongo.


Frankenstein in Baghdad
Frankenstein in Baghdad
AUTHOR: Ahmed Saadawi
PUBLISHER: Penguin Books
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Buckley
JACKET DESIGNER: Jason Ramirez
DESIGN FIRM: Penguin Publishing Group


Fredrik Værslev as I Imagine Him
Fredrik Værslev as I Imagine Him
AUTHOR: Fredrik Værslev
PUBLISHER: JRP|Ringier with Astrup Fearnley Museet
ART DIRECTOR: Zak Kyes
JACKET DESIGNER: Zak Group and Fredrik Værslev
DESIGN FIRM: Zak Group


Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture
Giedion and America: Repositioning the History of Modern Architecture
AUTHOR: Reto Geiser
PUBLISHER: gta Verlag/ETH Zurich
JACKET DESIGNER: Maike Hamacher, Valentin Hindermann, Madeleine Stahel; with Christa Lanz
DESIGN FIRM: Büro 146


Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal …
Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal …
AUTHOR: Lesley A. Martin
PUBLISHER: Copublished by Aperture Foundation and Portland Art Museum
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Bobby C. Martin Jr.
JACKET DESIGNER: Bobby C. Martin Jr.; Michael McCaughley
DESIGN FIRM: The Original Champions of Design
OTHER CREDITS: Samantha Marlow, Associate Editor; Susan Ciccotti, Senior Text Editor; Sally Knapp, Copy Editor; Lauren Harper, Madison Reid, Marisa Sottos, Work Scholars.


Hardly Children
Hardly Children
AUTHOR: Laura Adamczyk
PUBLISHER: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ART DIRECTOR: Rodrigo Corral
JACKET DESIGNER: Jennifer Heuer


How Democracy Ends
How Democracy Ends
AUTHOR: David Runciman
PUBLISHER: Profile Books
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peter Dyer
JACKET DESIGNER: James Jones


John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new
AUTHOR: Natasha Bullock
PUBLISHER: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
ART DIRECTOR: Alex Torcutti
JACKET DESIGNER: Alex Torcutti
DESIGN FIRM: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia


Katalog druków ulotnych z lat 1914–1918 w zbiorach Biblioteki Narodowej / Catalogue of Printed Ephemera 1914-1918 in the National Library of Poland
Katalog druków ulotnych z lat 1914–1918 w zbiorach Biblioteki Narodowej / Catalogue of Printed Ephemera 1914-1918 in the National Library of Poland
AUTHOR: Zofia Głowicka
PUBLISHER: National Library of Poland
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Aleksandra Toborowicz
ART DIRECTOR: Aleksandra Toborowicz
JACKET DESIGNER: Aleksandra Toborowicz


Learning to Read with John Baldessari
Learning to Read with John Baldessari
AUTHOR: Kit Hammonds
PUBLISHER: Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo and JRP Ringier
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Maricris Herrera
ART DIRECTOR: Maricris Herrera
JACKET DESIGNER: Estudio Herrera
DESIGN FIRM: Estudio Herrera


Marcia Hafif: A Place Apart
Marcia Hafif: A Place Apart
AUTHOR: Edited by Rebecca McGrew
PUBLISHER: Pomona College Museum of Art
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
ART DIRECTOR: Kimberly Varella
JACKET DESIGNER: Kimberly Varella
DESIGN FIRM: Content Object


Migration Stories
Migration Stories
AUTHOR: Mark Menjivar
PUBLISHER: Borderland Collective
JACKET DESIGNER: Molly Sherman


Mirtha Dermisache: Selected Writings
Mirtha Dermisache: Selected Writings
AUTHOR: Edited by Daniel Owen and Lisa Pearson
PUBLISHER: Siglio Press and Ugly Duckling Presse
JACKET DESIGNER: Natalie Kraft (artwork by Mirtha Dermisache)


Misery
Misery
AUTHOR: Stephen King
PUBLISHER: Suntup Editions
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Paul Suntup
JACKET DESIGNER: Catherine Casalino
DESIGN FIRM: Casalino Design Inc


New Farmers 2014/2018
New Farmers 2014/2018
AUTHOR: D. Bryon Darby, Tim Hossler, Paul V. Stock
PUBLISHER: P&T Committee
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tim Hossler
DESIGN FIRM: Tim Hossler Design


Police: A Field Guide
Police: A Field Guide
AUTHOR: David Correia and Tyler Wall
PUBLISHER: Verso
ART DIRECTOR: Andy Pressman
JACKET DESIGNER: Matt Avery


Raold Dahl Series
Raold Dahl Series
AUTHOR: Raold Dahl
PUBLISHER: Can Publishing
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
ART DIRECTOR: Utku Lomlu
JACKET DESIGNER: Utku Lomlu
DESIGN FIRM: Lom Creative


Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
AUTHOR: Sarah Greenough et al.
PUBLISHER: National Gallery of Art, Washington
JACKET DESIGNER: Margaret Bauer
OTHER CREDITS: Image manager: Sara Sanders-Buell; Production assistant: Mariah Shay


Spain
Spain
AUTHOR: Caren Beilin
PUBLISHER: Rescue Press
ART DIRECTOR: Annie Leue
JACKET DESIGNER: Annie Leue
DESIGN FIRM: Intradesign


Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins
Sun Gardens: Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins
AUTHOR: Larry J. Schaaf
PUBLISHER: Delmonico Books | Prestel with the New York Public Library


The Incidents, “Insert Complicated Title Here”
The Incidents, “Insert Complicated Title Here”
AUTHOR: Author: Virgil Abloh with Oana Stanescu / Editors: Jennifer Sigler and Leah Whitman-Salkin
PUBLISHER: Copublished by Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Sternberg Press
JACKET DESIGNER: Åbäke
DESIGN FIRM: Åbäke


The Overstory
The Overstory
AUTHOR: Richard Powers
PUBLISHER: WW Norton & Company
ART DIRECTOR: Ingsu Liu
JACKET DESIGNER: Evan Gaffney


The True Measure of A Space Is How It Makes Us Feel
The True Measure of A Space Is How It Makes Us Feel
AUTHOR: Teknion
PUBLISHER: Teknion
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Vanderbyl
ART DIRECTOR: Michael Vanderbyl
JACKET DESIGNER: Michael Vanderbyl
DESIGN FIRM: Vanderbyl Design
OTHER CREDITS: Designer, Tori Koch


The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era
The Vanishing Frame: Latin American Culture and Theory in the Postdictatorial Era
AUTHOR: Eugenio Claudio Di Stefano
PUBLISHER: The University of Texas Press
ART DIRECTOR: Dustin Kilgore
JACKET DESIGNER: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
DESIGN FIRM: Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein
OTHER CREDITS: Design & Production Manager at University of Texas Press: Dustin Kilgore


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AUTHOR: Author: Nelly Dijkstra and others; Editors: Henri Spijkerboer and Verily Klaassen
PUBLISHER: Rabobank Netherlands, Art Department, 2018
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: thonik
ART DIRECTOR: thonik
JACKET DESIGNER: thonik
DESIGN FIRM: thonik


Viagem ao Volga
Viagem ao Volga
AUTHOR: Ahmad Ibn Fadlān
PUBLISHER: Carambaia
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Tereza Bettinardi
ART DIRECTOR: Tereza Bettinardi
JACKET DESIGNER: Tereza Bettinardi
DESIGN FIRM: Tereza Bettinardi
OTHER CREDITS: Print Production: Lilia Goes


W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design
W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design
AUTHOR: Bruce Kennett
PUBLISHER: Letterform Archive
JACKET DESIGNER: Bruce Kennett
OTHER CREDITS: Publisher: Rob Saunders


Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes & Pictures
Wee Hee Hee: A Collection of Pretty Funny Jokes & Pictures
AUTHOR: Wee Society
PUBLISHER: Clarkson Potter
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jill Robertson, Rob Alexander, Jason Schulte
JACKET DESIGNER: Rob Alexander
DESIGN FIRM: Office
OTHER CREDITS: Lindley Boegehold, Clarkson Potter, Editor // Writer: Jill Robertson (Office)


What is a Self-Portrait? An MCAD Viewbook
What is a Self-Portrait? An MCAD Viewbook
AUTHOR: Melissa Huybrecht; Rita Kovtun
PUBLISHER: Minneapolis College of Art and Design
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Michael Aberman
JACKET DESIGNER: Michael Aberman
DESIGN FIRM: Michael Aberman
OTHER CREDITS: Phillip Countryman, (Videographer); Ann Benrud, Steven Candy, Josie Steen (review/editing, insight and planning)





Observed | October 08

The renaissance of the Friends logo. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | September 30

Max Hirshfeld shares his parents‘ poignant Holocaust love story through photographs, letters, and text. [BV]


Observed | September 19

Our dear friend Rob Walker has a new column, Off Brand, for the new Medium business magazine, Marker. He kicks off with which tech companies need a Black Mirror unit that focuses on how products can be misused, and design accordingly. [BV]

Watch Charles and Ray Eames put their 1969 spin on one of the world’s oldest toys. [BV]


Observed | September 18

A tribute to the dearly departed paper sports ticket. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | September 10

The blobification of the American restaurant. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | September 04

Beginning with the Dada and Surrealist movements, Paris nurtured a tradition of artists, including Ernst, Tanguy, Arp, and Léger, illustrating imaginative and important books. Designers and Books explores Paris and the Artist’s Book in the 1920s and ’30s. [BV]

What‘s the point of album covers in the post-album era? Jon Caramanica and Teddy Blanks discuss. [MB]


Observed | September 03

The history of the Roman Empire, which spans hundreds of years and multiple continents, is chronicled in statues and monuments its citizens left behind. Artsy has a list of seven ancient Roman sculptures you need to know. [BV]

Over the summer, Hyperallergic interviewed dozens of art handlers about the variable conditions of their workplaces. This week, their stories of accident and injury come to light. [BV]


Observed | September 02

KCET is back with a new season of Masters of Modern Design. Season 10 kicks off with the influence of Japanese American artists and designers—Ruth Asawa, George Nakashima, Isamu Noguchi, S. Neil Fujita and Gyo Obata—in postwar American art and design. (h/t Steven Heller) [LY]


Observed | August 30

We use hurricane forecast graphics to warn people. Why do we misinterpret them so often? A marvelous explanation of misreading hurricane graphics. [BV]


Observed | August 29

When your brain won’t let you recognize people, how do you navigate the world? [BV]

Pedro Bell, the artist who created Funkadelic’s cosmic album covers, died Tuesday at 69. [BV]


Observed | August 26

On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. [BV]

Sonic branding has appliances and devices singing new tunes. (via James I. Bowie) [BV]


Observed | August 23

Don‘t miss the next MITX InsideDesign event featuring Google Nest‘s Director of Design, Kate Freebairn. The event is on September 25, 8-9:30AM at Mad*Pow‘s Boston office. Get the MITX member rate on tickets using code OBSERVER. Register now [BV]


Observed | August 22

Ikea has swapped its brand typeface to Noto, a collaborative type family from Monotype and Google, after a decade of using Verdana across its visual identity. [BV]

“I’ve always had a studio in my house. I raised both of my children in my studio. I see my studio as a daily practice the way some people see yoga: it’s a sanctuary.” Jessica Helfand talks to Madame Architect. [BV]


Observed | August 19

Visual identity for Re:publica rebels against digital culture with reams of text. Fertig Design has created a visual identity for the Re:publica conference that uses lengthy passages of text and typography instead of conventional graphics to pay “homage to the written word”. [LY]

This is the world’s worst UI—and it speaks volumes about design today. The Antwerp design agency Bagaar built an impossible form for you to fill out—and it puts all your design assumptions to the test. [LY]


Observed | August 15

Roger Ballen revisits his never-before-published Woodstock photos. The internationally renowned artist was just 19 when he took his trusty Nikon to the festival. Only one was ever published—till now. [LY]

Google has a secret design library. The company’s industrial design team shares a handful of titles from its studio library, which is curated by team members. Here are 35 of its best books. [LY]

Morphosis is designing LA’s Korean American National Museum. The museum will incorporate elements of traditional Korean houses and lots of greenery. [LY]


Observed | August 14

Be water’ The Hong Kong protest mantra encourages fluidity and adaptability to any situation influences how art is designed and distributed. [LY]

London design agency OMSE has created an augmented reality campaign for cultural venue Printworks London that transforms static typography into immersive three-dimensional animations. [LY]


Observed | August 12

Why are all recreational vehicles covered in swirls and swooshes? (via James I. Bowie) [LY]


Observed | August 08

New York knows its arts organizations have a diversity problem. The city asked cultural institutions, including museums and performing arts centers, to draw up plans to make their staff and board members more diverse. [LY]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation aims to make circular design “the new normal” by persuading 20 million designers to help transform the global economy from a linear to a circular model. [LY]


Observed | August 07

Domino’s Pizza is locked in a legal battle over the future of web design. The pizza company has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a three-year-old case that deals with whether Domino’s is legally required to make its websites and apps accessible to all users. [LY]



Jobs | October 16